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Engineering Principles for Plastic Gears

Since founding Timco in 1967, I've been riding a steep learning curve regarding plastic materials and the machine parts that we make from engineered...

A “Super Tool” for Superior Gear Blanks

It stays cool, it doesn't produce problematic chips, it cuts with ease...it's the Super Tool! Well, not really. It's simply a rotating circular...

Laser Heat Treating Advances for the Gear Industry

Laser technology has been used for many years with much success in industries such as power generation, hydraulics, hand tools, and machine tools....

The New Face of a Fine Fellows

Bourn & Koch, Inc., has been on a growth path for the past number of years. The growth has been accomplished by acquisitions...

Back to the Broaching Future

Although it's not one of the most common machining operations, broaching has been around the metal working industry for well over a century. The...

Expert Advice on Expanding Mandrels

Brace yourself, because your workday is about to undergo a significant change. As hard as it may be to believe, after reading this...

An Optimized Approach to Straight Bevel Gear Design

The optimal--or "rational"--design of gears can be a challenge due to the high number of variables, limitations, and interrelationships involved. And also because,...

The Sense of Synthetics in Worm Gear Lubrication

Worm gears are often used as a simple and effective solution for power transmission applications. The load carrying capacity of worm drive gearboxes...

Superior Grinding: Design by Drake

Sometimes a new machine is just destined to happen. Markets evolve, new technologies emerge, and an experienced machine tool builder seizes the opportunity....

KAPP’s Combined Process for Automotive Applications

The KAPP Group has recently introduced a combined process for the hard finishing of transmission gears for the automotive industry that involves two machines--one...

Precision and Automation Reign at Reishauer

The last two decades have brought about an evolution in automotive gear manufacturing. It was apparent 10 years ago that automatic transmission manufacturers...

What to Know About ISO

There comes a time when every manufacturer should consider attaining ISO certification. Not only can it lead to greater market penetration--specifically reaching those...

Moving Measuring to the Machine

Take a peek into the machining cells at progressive large-volume gear manufacturers these days and you'll likely see more measuring devices cropping up on...

As the Worm Turns… Toward Rolling

Cylindrical die worm rolling is a proven high-speed process which can produce precise worms with excellent surface finish and high fatigue strength when...

AGMA: The Industry’s International Advocate

Editor's note: In this special feature I've decided to depart from our usual format and allow Joe Franklin to speak in his own...

Dealers Deliver More than Machines

We don't usually associate the word "advantage" with the concept of "working through" someone else when it comes to purchasing equipment. Instead, we...

A New Design for Dry Hobbing Gears

In recent years, environmental safety requirements have been raised around the world, and many companies are seeking to acquire ISO14000 certification to meet...

Reducing Distortion in Heat-Treated Gears

Power transmission gear manufacturing for critical industrial applications (Figure 1) requires an understanding of many factors, including both heat treat process-related variables (pretreatment,...

Arrow Offers a Stock Solution

A sagging economy and the fierce demands of global competition are unfortunate realities that all manufacturers have been faced with in recent years....

The Details of Ductile Iron

Cast iron is generally thought of as a weak, dirty, cheap, brittle material that does not have a place in applications requiring high...
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